Join us on Thursday, 19th of November at 2:00pm (GMT) for a London Climate Action Week Event: COP26: The Opportunity to change the game for nature-based Solutions.

This event will focus on the role that nature-based solutions can play for national governments’ action on climate mitigation and adaption in the run-up and at COP26. The discussion will explore the potential of NbS for tackling the climate crisis, and outline what needs to be achieved in the run-up to Glasgow, to support the credible and ambitious scale-up of effective NbS as part of 1.5 degrees, climate-resilient pathways.

The event will consist of three dialogues, focusing on three critical themes: 1) the inclusion of nature-based solutions in the UNFCCC process, 2) funding for nature-based solutions, and 3) deforestation-free supply chains.



Introduction: the potential of nature-based solutions to tackle the climate crisis.

Fernanda Carvalho, Ph.D., Global Policy Manager - Climate and Energy Practice, WWF International.


Dialogue 1: Inclusion of nature-based solutions in the UNFCCC process.

Mario Boccucci, Head, UN-REDD Programme.

Laura Juliana Arciniegas Rojas, Environmental Affairs Coordinator, Colombia Ministry for Foreign Affairs


Dialogue 2: Funding for nature-based solutions.

Angela Falconer, Director - Climate Finance, Climate Policy Initiative.

Simon Zadek, Chair, Finance for Biodiversity.


Dialogue 3: Deforestation-free supply chains.

David Saddington, Head of International Nature Campaign for COP26, UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Sarah Wakefield, Sustainable Sourcing & Fairtrade Manager - Food Policy, Co-op.


Closing remarks

Mike Barrett, Executive director of science and conservation, WWF UK.



registrations are not available

There are currently no entry options available for this event.


Nature-based solutions (NbS) have attracted a growing interest in the climate debate. They are recognized as an important tool in addressing the climate crisis, when done well and when additional to an accelerated phase-out of fossil fuels. The co-benefits generated from NbS for climate change can also address the global crisis of biodiversity loss and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The COP26 climate talks organized in Glasgow in November 2021 represent an opportunity for the key role of NbS to be recognised, assessed, and sustainably financed, and the UK COP26 Presidency has highlighted nature-based solutions as a key priority for the climate talks.


For any questions please e-mail Clement Metivier at 

We are looking forward to you joining our event.